“Music doesn’t start with the first note, but rather with the silence filling the room just prior to that. And it doesn’t stop with the last note, but rather with the loud silence that follows.”
Giora Feidman

Guest soloist with a broad repertoire, from classical to contemporary music

With his more than 50 years of experience as a professional musician, Giora Feidman now offers a repertoire that extends far beyond the boundaries of klezmer music. Among others, it now includes the works of Gil Aldema, Ora Bat Chaim, Ernst Bloch, Max Bruch, George Gershwin, W. A. Mozart and Astor Piazzolla. Feidman is continually being invited to perform as guest soloist at concerts with renowned symphonic orchestras and string ensembles. There are not too many first-rate concert halls left around the world that have not yet seen him as a guest performer.

Productions in a wide variety of genres

As a musician with an unquenchable thirst for discovery and the desire to never stop learning new styles and techniques, and to never stop wanting to implement these things learned with other professionals, Giora Feidman, in the course of time, has brought several spectacular stage productions to life, aside from his already established concert programs, sometimes as the initiator, sometimes as the guest star. Still today, years after the premiers of his works, Feidman and his musical colleagues are summoned back to the stage to perform these productions. Particularly successful in this regard were – and are:

“Nothing but Music”: Giora Feidman’s musical, premiered in 2006. A journey around the world and through time: From Schtetl in Moldavia (1903), via a jazz club in New York and the “Bürgerbräu” in Munich, to the National Museum in Bagdad anno 2035. Contributors: Feidman and a klezmer ensemble

“The Golem”: Music by Betty Olivero set to the famous silent film classic by Paul Wegener, premiered in 1920 in Berlin. The expressionistic work takes place in a Jewish ghetto in Prague in the Middle Ages. Feidman and a string quartet, directed by Günter Buchwald. Premiered in 1997 in Vienna.

Schubert & Yiddish Songs: Contributors: Feidman with vocalist and a piano accompaniment. “One of the greatest characteristics of the German language is its unbelievable richness in meanings, its ability to express meaning and character. And Schubert understood magnificently how to integrate this language into his music. Text and melody, voice and instrument become one in a very complex manner.”